May Sayings and Quotes

May is synonymous with the gifts of spring: flowers and good weather. After the storm, comes the sunshine. Celebrate spring and new beginnings with the collection of insightful May quotes below.

Step aside to a brand new day, in the month of May I feel, I can start again. Life is feeling new, This is hope, this is love, this is where we all won, if you call, I will hear, I will listen for you. Mychal Simka
The month of May comes differently in cities: not for us white blossom on the hedgerows, bluebells in the woods - instead the sun's rays burnish bricks and mellow pavements; seeds burst into flower in the cracks between the stones; speedwell and bindweed bloom among the rubble. Heidi Thomas
O The month of May, the merry month of May, / So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green! / O, and then did I unto my true love say, / Sweet Peg, thou shalt be my Summer's Queen Thomas Dekker
Oh! gladly do we welcome thee, / Fair pleasant month of May; / Month which we’ve eager longed to see, / Through many a wintry day. Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Nor yet because fair flowers are springing / Beneath thy genial ray; / And thousand happy birds are singing / All welcome to thee, May! Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
It is the month, the jolly month, / It is the jolly month of May. Francis Thompson
That I may reach that happy time / The kindly gods I pray, / For are not ducks and pease in prime / Upon the last of May? William Makepeace Thackeray
There is but one May in the year, / And sometimes May is wet and cold; / There is but one May in the year / Before the year grows old. Christina Georgina Rossetti
Yet though it be the chilliest May, / With least of sun and most of showers, / ts wind and dew, its night and day, / Bring up the flowers. Christina Georgina Rossetti
And the May month flaps its glad green leaves like wings, / Delicate-filmed as new-spun silk. Thomas Hardy
May is the most beautiful month of the year, a month alive with warmth color.The flowers and trees are in full bloom and even the sun joins this rhapsody be emitting warmer rays. Lillian Berliner
By May, most of the harsness of winter has passed. The sky is bright, and warm sunshine filters through the new leaves on the trees. Ellen Jackson
May can be a month of sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses. Ellen Jackson
May means long walks in the evenings, eating outside in the garden(whenever possible) and lots of healthy, fresh salads to use up all the lovely summer veg that's available. Sophie Morris
May day is a great time to plan or put on a Spring Festival for parents. Students can sing their favorite songs, recite poems and perform the Maypole dance. Elizabeth Cole Midgley
May on the contrary belongs to the Easter season, which lasts fifty days, and in that season the whole of May commonly falls, and the first half always. Cardinal John Henry Newman
Therefore all ye that be lovers call unto your remembrance the month of May, like as did Queen Guenevere, for whom I make here a little mention, that while she lived she was a true lover, and therefore she had a good end. Le Morte D' Arthur
In the month of May fell many great showers of rain. Robin Robbins
It was outdoor detail - and May is one fine month to be working outdoors. Stephen King
The flowers that should bloom in the month of May / Every one of them came on an April day! / And they looked for April showers in vain, / But all through May it did nothing but rain! Carolyn Well
Oh, it was a merry, gladsome day, / When the April Fool met the Queen of May; / She had roguish eyes and golden hair, / And they were a mischief-making pair. Carolyn Wells
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, / And summer's lease hath all too short a date. William Shakespeare
Welcome, O May! O joyous month and stainless! Alfonso X El Sabio
Oh to have you in May, / To talk with you under the trees, / Dreaming throughout the day, / Drinking the wine-like breeze, Paul Laurence Dunbar
Oh it were sweet to think / That May should be ours again, / Hoping it not, I shrink, / Out of the sight of men. Paul Laurence Dunbar
I cannot tell you how it was, / But this I know: it came to pass / Upon a bright and sunny day / When May was young; ah, pleasant May! Christina Georgina Rossetti
I cannot tell you what it was, / But this I know: it did but pass. / It passed away with sunny May, / Like all sweet things it passed away, / And left me old, and cold, and gray. Christina Georgina Rossetti
Will you go a-maying, a-maying, a-maying, / Come and be my Queen of May and pluck the may with me? Edith Nesbit
If I go with you, if I go a-maying, / To be your Queen and wear my crown this May-day bright, / Hand in hand straying, it must be only playing, / And playtime ends at sunset, and then good-night. Edith Nesbit
May is Mary's month, and I / Muse at that and wonder why: / Her feasts follow reason, / Dated due to season— Gerard Manley Hopkins